Pregnant woman loses baby after being hit by drunk driver

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) -- Police have released the name of a pregnant woman who lost her baby when her car was struck by a suspected drunk driver in Longmont.

Cmdr. Jeff Satur says 27-year-old Heather Surovik is still in the hospital but her father reports she "is making good strides toward recovery."

Police say Gary Sheats crashed into a vehicle at an intersection Thursday afternoon, leaving Surovik in critical condition, her mother with serious injuries and her 5-year-old son with minor injuries. The fetus was killed.

Prosecutors say Sheats has multiple DUI offenses and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.292 percent after the crash, more than three times the legal limit for driving.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    It was not a fetus it was a living baby about to be born.
  • by Linda Location: Iowa on Jul 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM
    Fetal Homicide State Laws Currently, at least 38 states have fetal homicide laws, including Colorado. At least 23 states have fetal homicide laws that apply to the earliest stages of pregnancy There is a state by state list: For Colorado it says the defendant needs to have known or reasonably should have known about the pregnancy.
  • by Don Location: GJ on Jul 9, 2012 at 03:41 PM
    Since you correctly call it a baby, there should be charges of murder filed against the perpetrator but unfortunately, state law does not recognize what the mother surely knows, it is a baby, not a fetal mass. When will we get the inhuman liberals to admit that it is a baby?
  • by RPRyan on Jul 9, 2012 at 05:53 AM
    What do you want to bet it is not his first offense?
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      by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 at 09:20 AM in reply to RPRyan
      considering the article says he has multiple prior DUIs, I'll pass on that bet... Probably your comment spurred kjct to add that little tidbit of info
  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 at 05:36 AM
    Bubbas getting some fresh fish. This guy sounds like a real jewel!
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